Kutai National Parrk, Bontang

Kutai National Park is a lowland national park located on the east coast of Borneo Island, in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesia, ranging approximately 10 to 50 km north of the equator.GeographyThe park is located north of the Mahakam river and includes several lakes: Danau Maau, Santan, Besar and Sirapan. It is adjacent to the towns of Bontang and Sangatta and 120 km north of the provincial capital Samarinda. There are several traditional Bugis settlements within the national park.The Kutai National Park extends over an area of 2,000 km2, part of the former Kutai Game Reserve which has been protected since the 1970s. However this status did not prevent the logging of a third of the forest in subsequent years and the following introduction of mining companies. In an attempt to prevent further deforestation the Kutai National Park was established in 1982. Nevertheless, the great Borneo fires of 1982/83 destroyed large sections of the forest, and the constant encroachment of people along the eastern boundary continues to reduce the true park area. Approximately only 30% of the primary growth forest remains.There are two main point for tourist access to the park. Sangkima is on the road between Sangatta and Bontang and thus is accessible by car or bus. The area has a number of old formal national park buildings. There is a large loop walking track, with sections of elevated boardwalk to what was one of the largest trees known in the park. Given the ease of accessibility and being adjacent to the road, this area of park is continually under pressure from the encroachment of people.
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  • KNP is rich of endemic animals and old trees. Here we could see many interesting things, such as a giant Ironwood tree and canopy bridge. This park was a great place to enjoy tracking path in a tropic...  more »
  • Really good place! Trekking time 2jam, plus lots of great photo spots, and ngerasain open wild, fun! In tengah2 road semet kehujanan, dn that time already the maghrib, fortunately nyampe in front still jam6, still a little rays ad. Not sure if qt is missing there yg nyari, just so far, it's the experience of gbs d lupain ...
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  • Prevab district is one of the favorite locations to see the Orang Utan in its natural Habitat. Easy access from the town of Sangatta.
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  • great place
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  • the most memorable of this place is the trace of the orang utan, namely litter for trekking (+-2 hours is quite memorable. during the trekking you will feel like tantangan2 up the jembatan2 with variations berbeda2. during the trip I nemuin apa2 gak trekking:(just burung2 the same kupu2qoe aja yg funny sik:( Only one heck a bit less comfortable, its boardwalk. you guys should focus on the boardwalk way his reply, if not, you could stumble or jeblos. because the distance between the boards to each other is quite tenuous. so ati2 guyzz!
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  • Kinda scarry here. Buayanya rumor makes our skin crawl. If again deserted, let alone kesananya maghtib Eve afternoon it felt horror. Mangrovenya high sekaleee. Don't forget to bring your own food and drinks. Belun ada yg selling in the problem. Star plus Nnti yaa
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  • Don't forget to bring your lunchbox drink.
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